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. >> juliet: president obama continues to push for tax hikes on the rich. and france lost a bid to raise taxes and he want today raise to 75%. now, there weren't a lot of people he was focused on, really not that much money, he was going to raise, but the fact is he wanted the french judicial council, however, said it would have been excessive and unconstitutional. joining us-- >> sorry, dave. >> dave: and for tax foundation from the heritage foundation. >> juliet: good morning, curtis. >> good morning. >> dave: what's the deal here, the decision made is not unconstitutional, but bottom line, bad for the economy? i think we can learn from this? >> that's right, the court has bailed them out. and the tax increase, 75% rate was going to really damage the french economy. the french economy's already strugglingling and adding on the economy would be worse. >> i'm looking at it, expected to be a temporary two year measure and affect 1500 people and raise less than 661 million dollars. >> but the revenue we brought in, and what it would have done, it would have reduced the incentives, and working an
affects wall street or could affect wall street, as we near the 11th hour. france tried to put a heavy tax burden on millionaires. the result, find out next. >> bret: no grapevine. top story, fiscal cliff is going over it. the senate majority leader, not moved the bill to the senate floor yet. the house would only deal with whatever passed the senate. if it passed the senate at all. all indications are the house will not vote on any fiscal cliff legislation tonight. here is how the potential deal stacks up. they will be taxed at 39.6%. up from 35%. tax on capital gain and individuals for $400,000 for individuals would increase to 20%. from 15%. the alternative minimum tax is permanently indexed to inflation. it has been annual patch. that would be permanent. the plan extent the child tax red earned income tax credit. up to $2,500 tax credit for collision tuition. unemployment benefit are extented for one year. same for the medicare doc fix and the social security payroll tax cut. reverse to rate of 6.2%. those are the deals as they stand right now. although things are developing and they c
times that of france or australia. it is 12 times higher than the average for other developed countries. why is that? if psychology is the main course, we should see that we have 12 times as many psychologically disturbed people as the average. we don't. in fact, america takes mental disorders seriously, treats them and doesn't stigmatize them. we do better in this area than most of our peers. is america's popular culture much worse than other rich countries? not really since it's largely the same popular culture worldwide. england and wales are exposed to cultural influences as the u.s. yet, their rate of gun homicide is some 3% of ours. the japanese are at the cutting edge of the world of video games, yet the u.n. puts their gun homicide rate at close to zero. why? well, they have one of the most restrictive series of gun laws in the world. when looking internationally, it is obvious that the one feature of america that would explain why we have so much more gun violence than the rest of the rest of the world is that we have incredibly permissive laws allowing the sale and possession
action. france called for aid, nothing happened. turkey called for safe haven, nothing happened. everybody is looking to the united states. unfortunately, it is the same position since august of last year, which focused more on the target sanctions and all of that. unless there is actually a change in the u.s. position to take more action, i do not think something will change in the military. building a central command of the free syrian army, that needs training, international assistance. that is something only the united states can do. >> do you have a follow up question? >> my question is, you have said the days of asad are numbered and it is only a matter of time before he falls. what can we expect to happen with them when he falls? will we see a scene similar to libya where his body is dragged through the streets? will he be tried in syria? what do you envision to happen, and what do you hope to happen? >> that is difficult to answer. we know the days of the regime is approaching. that may take one year or more. we see that with the reluctance and the hesitance of the inter
the rest of that story. heather: then there is that. france's socialist government promising to keep fighting for higher taxes on the rich after its controversial 75% super tax was ruled unconstitutional. greg palkot is live for us in london with these details. hi, greg. >> reporter: hey, heather. you think the wrangle over higher taxes in the states is serious check out what is happening in france. just over the weekend the french constitutional court said a planned 75% tax on those earning the equivalent of $1.3 million or more a year should be thrown out as unfair. it had already been blasted by government critics as anti-entrepreneur and anti-business. one skeptic branding it as fiscal bludgeoning. the government trying to balance the budget on the backs of the rich. it sparked a anecdotal rush of high rollers from the french exits including a well-known actor gerard depardieu who will move next door to belgium. french president hollande is not really defeated. court through a tax out more on a technicality. the government is planning to issue a reworded tax bill soon and there a
wine. you get in a car in paris, go 90 miles east and you'll be in a beautiful park in france. but they're not the only people and place you can get sparkling wine from. i brought five fantastic sparkling wines. it's a party now. they come from different places in the world where sparkling wines come from. they're all $20 or less. you don't need to spend a lot of money to have a lot of fun. >> let's go through them. cava from spain is $9. i drink a lot of that. >> this sounds like a law firm in barcelona. some of the most amazing sparkling wines and values come from spain and it's only $9. it's made like a champagne but doesn't cost lime one. >> how much is that? >> it's $12. it's absolutely a party in a bottle. >> if you go to italy, whether you're in rome or venice, you'll see literally everybody on new year's eve walking around with it. this is a very good one. >> and then a sparkling wine from australia. >> it's unusual. >> yeah. i've never heard of that. >> people think of australia gives us chardonnay and others. this is jacob's creek. ice made exactly like a champagne, chardonnay
and two in august. i mean, you have to have august off, right? france. compare that to the average american worker to works about 230 days a year. writer for the national review and maria, a cnn contributor. i'm sure we can all agree we would love that schedule. especially if your compensation remained what it was. now, eric cantor, being serious here, says the new calendar allows lawmakers a week a month to spend back at home. when ip did the math, 126 days in washington is 25 workweeks. that's only 50% of the year. >> erin, members of congress are still doing their jobs when they are in their constituencies, when they are reaching out to their constituents. they are still working on legislation and much else. if you are concerned about congress wasting time, we ought to be more concerned about the fact that individual candidates are raising money rather than parties. that's the thing that really distracts them from the hard work of legislating. being out there in their districts, that's actually really, really important as a part of their job. >> i think we can all agree with tha
or france. those are the kind of alabamaships that go to big donors she has been one of the top political supporters and fundraiser. asked jay carney about this report today he neither confirmed or denied. the nfl player who murdered his girlfriend and then killed himself apparently spent some time before the crime at another woman's apartment. details on that and what his own mother says she saw him do on the day that ended in blood. and word police here in new york city have now caught the suspect who is accused of pushing somebody right in front of a subway. and wait until you hear where they found him. that's ahead from the journalists of fox news on this tuesday fox report. can i help you? i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcar
allen with the top stories from "politico." and mika should be jetting in from the south of france just in time to say hello to her father. first, though, let's send it to bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> good morning to you, joe. you got to d.c. a day too late. yesterday, it had to have been the warmest day you'll see probably till about april. it was 72 degrees yesterday in washington, d.c. it was even in the 60s all the way as far north as buffalo, syracuse and rochester. things are coming back to reality. cold front's heading through. chillier air is arriving, especially western new york. some showers out ahead of that front. if you're leaving the house now in maine, coastal new hampshire down through boston out on the cape, you're going to get light showers over the next hour or on two. you also have a few showers that will be ending shortly. look how warm it is when you step out your door. even at this hour, philadelphia. but look back to your west. the colder air is arriving. already in the 30s, pittsburgh and buffalo. and even buffalo could get snow showers later on
. france. giant animal sculptures on display in the french alps. part of annual exhibit ski resort, helicopter taking some of the pieces to the top of the slope. works like this 15-foot tall elephant and chrome gorilla will be on display throughout the winter. fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> i'm harris faulkner in tonight for shepard smith. this is the fox report. the political crisis in egypt today descending into a street battle between opponents and supporters of that country's new president. we're told tens of thousands of people fought right in front of the presidential palace. the two sides reportedly hurling fire bombs and rocks at each other. the health ministry reports the violence injured more than 125 people. of course, this all has to do with morsi's recent power grab. is he trying to grant himself near absolute power. he claims it would only be temporary but the president's political allies just past a draft constitution which could help present big power pull. steve harrigan live with us tonight. >> these are some the worse clashes we have seen in two week
its own u.s. leadership on the world stage countries like france and turkey. this is not an administration that is interested in powerfully projecting american leadership internationally. we now see, of course, the middle east going up in flames. and there is absolutely no leadership whatsoever coming from washington at this time. i describe the obama president's foreign policy as an absolute disaster. one that has significantly undercut key u.s. allies, including of course israel and great britain while appeasing america's enemies on the world stage. from iran, for example through to sudan to north korea and now, of course, we see the situation in egypt significantly deteriorating. and barely a word of condemnation coming from the obama administration with regard to morsi's dictatorship in cairo. >> obviously retreating on freedoms without a doubt, clamping down on personal liberty, religious liberty. that's a big concern with morsi. and human rights activists around the world are very concerned about that we didn't mention benghazi yet. but obviously we hav
needed to move on to our primary objectives beyond the beach, more deeply into france, in normandy. and i was eventually assigned to one general's army. january 5th, 1944. it was a warm welcome to the americans they saw that day. the french were delighted. they threw flowers and kisses and so on. after the liberation of paris, our mission was to move rapidly eastward, general patton with his tank division was moving rapidly. we followed him in the liberation of belgium, lutzenburg -- luxembourg and into holland in 1944. were we getting close to the time of the battle of the bulge. we then got back our artillery forces and the support groups and we proceeded to attack across into germany. >> there's much more to the story. next, the images he will never be able to forget. >>> 71 years ago following the bombing of pearl harbor, the u.s. entered world war ii. they then moveded into germany and witnessed firsthand horrors of the haolocaust. you're about to see stark images of the war, sights that waitzman say still live with him to this very day. >> our first contact is what we call the holoc
theories and major motion picture drove folks to turn out en masse in mexico, france, russia, britain, serbia, turkey, china and elsewhere. now the big question, since we're still here, what to to do about dinner? it could be end of traumatic stay in mexican jail for former u.s. marine arrested on vacation. correspondent steve harrigan has the story of an effort to get their son home for the holidays. >> john hammer's family goal was to get him home by christmas now. his parents, lawyer and congresswoman all say they expect his release today. >> amen, hallelujah, wonderful early christmas president for the family. the community rallied for john's liberty. >> the 27-year-old former marine is a combat veteran who served in iraq and afghanistan. after treatment for post traumatic stress disorder he and another former marine bought a used winnebago and planned surfing trip through mexico and costa rica. hammer's family maintains he declared the antique rifle he planned to use the hunt birds to custom agents on both sides of the border. he was arrested after entering mexico a taken to the
movement is to mock and destroy various traditions. in france the secular progressives are on the march targeting those who want to preserve their definition of traditional marriage. [chanting] [shouting] >> greg: obviously those weren't real nuns. is this where we are headed. bill obviously placed the question to the monica crowley and alan colmes. >> it's not just recent this stuff has been happening for decades. we saw bill ayers the entire counter cultural movement occupy wall street. van jonsz, code pink during the iraq war. this is the left. what you are seeing these are the radicals on the left. this happens all across western societies. they have one objective, bill which is disruption. it's all about tearing down and destroying so they can turn around and rebuild far left utopias. >> bill: isn't there difference between antiwar movement which is fairly intense and gay marriage? these are the people right now who -- look at the difference. the people who want traditional marriage, colmes, are peaceful think have their signs and trying to get their points across and they disagree
was france was working with a shiite sect, which is a minority, who were to look after the sunnies, who are the majority. 10% or shias of another sect. assad belongs to this sect ands the military is from this sect and the elite are from this sect. correct? >> partial limit he would not be able to rule if it was only them in the inner circle. >> they basically in control. >> they're dominant in the military apparatus but they have also done a very good job, started under his father. of coe opting many sunnies, christians in particular and others, into the apparatus. >> and the sunni elite, of course. they're trying to maintain power. they're a minority group, against this widening majority who is now getting influence from the outside. please set it up, what are the influences from the outside who are taking sides and how is that affecting? it seems like they're at an impasse. the killingings continue and the massacres are increasing. almost 700,000 refugees in three countries that surround them by january or so. at least that's the projection. people are fleeing but there's a lot more
burden the east and the west is flat plains, so germany had a war over the century with germany or france or that area and poland and because germany was a continental power sandwiched between the maritime europe on one hand and the heartland towards the other it was always problematic which we it would go and how it would develop. i can across this book by accident in early 1989. the berlin fall with -- berlin wall would fall but november. it had occurred to me after reading this book and other books that the berlin wall or the dividing line between eastern and western germany was one. creation of german history that would reinvested soften different territory always in the future so today we have a united germany that trades immensely with poland and has had a wretch most wall -- to approach what and where the european union and the nato or meant to keep russia out and the germans down now they are triumphant economically. germany may not have the solution to every economic problem but to berlin is the point of arbitration for all of them so the question arises and this goes back to the
in australia and france and the uk and happens in japan, but for some reason i don't see them grieving over 20 children that have been slain in their schools. that does come down to a question of our gun problem and gun culture and the way we cope with it. i know the families in this town when they are past their grieving and they never will be, but one of the things people want to do here in newtown united is to give them a platform and a voice and let's hear what they have to say. >> two things you mentioned. newtown united and the goals for the organization. you mentioned having knew or met nancy lanza. can you give impressions of her from meeting her? >> it is a small town and a bunch of us play tuesday night ultimate frisbee in one of the local playing fields. we want to have a beer and we go to this place called my place. you have seen it on the news. nancy was i don't want to say a regular, but she was there and i chatted with her. a seemingly pleasant person and i'm sure she was. that's it. that's how small towns work, right? when i wait and saw i knew a number of people who lost a lov
intervention from the u.s. and france to help him push back the rebel advance. the u.s. says it is a pact with its embassy as a precautionary safety measure. in india, a 17-year-old girl was gang raped has committed suicide after being pressured by police to drop the case and marry one of her attackers. the girl's death comes amidst growing national outrage over a spate of gang rapes ignored by india's police, including one on a public bus in delhi. on thursday, protests against rape in india continued nationwide. >> they are doing nothing about it. [indiscernible] it is unacceptable and completely humiliating. >> according to india's national crime registry, one woman is raped every 20 minutes in india. russian president vladimir putin has signed into law a ban on u.s. citizens adopting russian children. the ban is seen as a retaliatory move after president obama signed a law denying u.s. visas and bank accounts to russian officials linked to the death of imprisoned whistleblower sergei magnitsky. it will take effect january 1st and likely add a new strain to u.s.-russian ties. retired u
. eight days in january, two in august. you got to have august off, right? france. compare that to the average american worker to works about 230 days a year. rihan and maria, okay, i'm sure we can all agree we would love that schedule. okay, especially if your compensation remained what it was. now, eric cantor, being serious here, says the new calendar allows lawic makers to spend time at home. 126 days in washington is 25 workweeks. that's only 50% of the year. >> members of congress are still doing their jobs when they're in their constituencies. they're still working on legislation and much else. if you're concerned about congress wasting time, i think we ought to be more concerned about the fact that individual candidates are raising money, rather than parties. being out there in their districts, getting in touch with folks who understand their interests, that's really, really important as a part of their job. >> i think we can agree on that, but do they need that much time? how much of this is going to things americans don't want? >> it's way too much, i think, erin,
britain germany and france has moved from the country side to the cities two, hundred million people. and they don't have the same status as those who live there of initially, officially, you have an urban middle class 300 million people and growing .. this is a society that has got a lot of pushes and pulls going on, and my worry is that if they find it difficult to manage that, they resort to nationalism, you have seen a little bit of that toward japan, and the problem is, that that wells up from the people. that is not the government and the government has tried to use some of these demonstrations to sort of make a point about japan, and they nearly lost control on a couple of occasions, so i -- i think that -- i don't think of china as an enemy, it is a competitor. it is a partner in many ways. but we also have to work with the chinese in terms of how do we -- how do we persuade them to become a responsible steak holder? .. and sort of abide by the rules? china's rise is not necessarily disadvantages you to the united states. >> rose: it is not a zero sum a game? >> no, i don't
responsibility here because after the overthrow of gaddafhi, the obama administration, britain, france just turned away from the problem, and so now we have this potential anarchic situation where the terrorists can take root. >> greta: so now what? what do we do? >> at this point trying to find ways to strengthen, i use this term loosely, the government of libya is very important because if we sees somalia this time on the southern coast of the mediterranean, it's very clear that europe will be vulnerable and indeed we will be worldwide, so it seems to me this is something that we should be involved in, but our friends in europe really have a lot at stake here, too. >> ambassador, we want to also ask you tonight about former vice-president dick cheney's latest remarks. now, last night he blasted president obama's foreign policy in the middle east. here's what he said in part. >> i think certainly in my conversations with many of those people, they no longer believe us. they no longer trust us. they no longer believe they can count on the united states of america to do what we did 20 years
nearly a month oafter britain ad france recognized the coalition. the move is important to the coalition. it is looking to get rid of this man, al assad, but it doesn't mean washington will be giving them weapons any time soon. that is a huge sticking point. defense secretary leon panetta is saying there is no new intelligence indicating assad's regime is moving any closer to using the chemical weapons that had so many people on edge just earlier this week. >>> tonight, we are also learning that an american has been held in north korea for more than a month now. according to south korean newspapers, kenneth bayh is a tour operator who was detained after someone on his tour was found carrying a computer hard disk with sensitive information. a u.s. official told us there are no signs that bayh has been mistreated. the swedish government which acts as the protecting power for the u.s. in north korea is reportedly working to help get him released. >>> an australian radio station is donating money to a fund that was set up for the nurse's family, that nurse who apparently committed suicide in
and inevitably destroy various traditions. in france, they are on the march, targeting those who want to preserve their definition of traditional marriage. [ chanting ] [ sounds of struggle ] >> well, obviously those weren't real nuns. so is this where we are headed in bill recently posed a question to the barack in a hard place duo, alan combs and monica crawley. >> i say absolutely, it's not just recent, this stuff has been happening for decades. we saw them occupy wall street, van jones, code paint during the iraq war. this is the left. these are the radicals, the left. this happens all across western societies and it's got one objective which is disruption. it's all about tearing down and destroying to they can turn around and rebuild their far left marxist utopias. >> isn't there a difference between an anti-war movement, which is fairly intense, and gay marriage? these are the people right now who, look at the difference. the people who want traditional marriage, combs, are peaceful and they are they've signs, they're trying to get their point ak as kron -- point across and these are the pe
but promoting war on the big red dragon-- the communist party. in the south of france it's believed by new ages to be the only safe place in the world. something to do with the shape of the mountain which overlooks the village. but today t.v. crews and police outnumbered prophets of doom. >> sreenivasan: in this country, nasa has produced a video to reassure those who need it. it's titled "why the world didn't end yesterday." the president of russia vladimir putin put new distance today between his government and the regime in syria. in his annual news conference, putin insisted his country is not protecting syrian president bashar assad. he urged assad to hold talks with the opposition, and negotiate an end to the bloodshed. >> ( translated ): we are not concerned about the fate of assad's regime. we understand what is going on there and that his family has been in power for 40 years. the changes are undoubtedly needed. we are worried about a different thing-- what next? we simply don't want the current opposition, having become the authorities, to start fighting the people who are the current
distracting students and the staff. meanwhile, in france police are keeping people away from one village that some say will be the only area to survive. doom's day now on the myan calendar, it's tomorrow. in china officials arrested nearly 1,000 cult members for spreading rumors about the end of the world. the ancient myans believed that the end of the world will happen on 2012. look at the clock right there. it's 5:50 a.m. in ahs rail why. time for sunrise, and lo and behold, they are all still there, so hope is out for us for tomorrow. we're back after this. icken potp and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. hello. mmm i can still see you. it's water from the drinking fountain at the mall. great tasting water can come from any faucet anywhere. the brita bottle with the filter inside. >> not the making sfwleen of the year. it's time for the poli side bar. at the same time also appeared to criticize herself. >> time
national, i believe he was from france. >> right. >> gretchen: then he was able to take -- the judge in the u.s. ruled that he could take the children back to france and she has been trying to fight to get them back. >> exactly. and it's this treaty in the hague and it's meant to help prehave not parents from abducting children burks it seems like it's perhaps doing the opposite. >> steve: so the supreme court is not going to decide necessarily who the child lives with, but will it make any difference, the fact that in the introduction, it said that the mom had a rap sheet. >> yeah. that is exactly right. she had some domestic violence issues in 2010 and also some drunk driving issues or some alcohol-related legal problems as well. so that could play a factor. but of two watch and see. by the way, let me read you a quote from the father's attorney. he says, quote, the miscarriage of justice comes to mind, his name is michael manly. the other side's position is that once a child leaves the boundaries of the united states, it is over. there is nothing you can do about it and that has t
: president obama may be turn together fashion world for this next ambassador to france. he may be considering anna wintour. she was a top fundraiser who helps organize a dinner. it brought in $8.2 million. we have fundraisers take on those posts. she has denied she wants it so far. we'll see. bill: 6-hour plane flight. there are new developments on the search for a u.s. girl wanted. her father was stopped at the border by police. her mother removed her mother's i.v. and walked her out of the hospital without notifying doctors. the child has a catheter in her heart. if it's not removed. there is a possibility an infection could kill her. i want to start with the father crossing into arizona. what day was that that he was stopped? >> this was late saturday night into sunday morning. border patrol saw him as was entering the u.s. from mexico into arizona. bill: you stopped him and asked him where his daughter is. >> we asked him a few questions about emily, her whereabouts. sadly he didn't provide much information. he denied having knowledge of emily being removed from the hospital or being invo
of france. >>> in a florida murder trial, didi meyers will not take the witness stand. she is charged with swindling, shakespeare out of $17 million and murdering him and burying his body. >> police are asking the help to solve the case. jack and jerry mcgee were shot to death excuse style last december. police believe the murders were well-planned but they have yet to identify any sus speck. jenna: a weather alert. parts of the upper midwest are digging out after powerful winter blast. this is blizzard conditions as you see on your screen and bringing record snowfall. meteorologist maria molina is live from the fox weather center with more. maria? >> that's right, we saw significant snowfall across portions of the midwest over the weekend. that is actually somewhat good news for the peel. we're looking at a lack of snowfall across the area over last several weeks. finally additional snowfall or significant snowfall falling across the area. today the storm is further off to the east. worst of the snowfall across portions of midwest. another aspect of this storm system ahead of it we h
, the tour de france bike race will start in england. in 2014 the race will start in the northeast english county of yorkshire. they made at nounment this morning. just a few months ago bradley wiggins became the first british rider to win the tour. further details of the course will be presented milk no. >>> a new survey shows men are feeling happier about the holiday shopping season than women. 31% of the women say they will spend less for the 2012 holidays than last year. only 19% of men plan to spend less but there is good news for retailers, 75% of both men and women asked, plan to spend more. maybe the others have started shopping yet or set a budge. >>> four separate computer coding schools have launched in san francisco during the last year. the business times reports that the crash courses prepare people in just nine to 12 weeks to take high paying jobs. the sector has said it has coding jobs going unfilled because there aren't enough people with the skills needed. three of the schools have graduated 150 workers who are now earning average salaries of $80,000 a year. >> defense s
in france, a high court has now just struck down a 57% income tax rate on the richest citizens they're saying it's excessive and unfair and unconstitutional. the ruling is a huge blow to the president who had promised during his campaign to raise taxes on the wealthy. katherine field is a correspondent for global radio news and joins us from paris. what did the courts say about this. >> reporter: good morning. the constitutional court said in essence that the tax failed to recognize a quality before public burden. it was going to applied to individuals rather than households. the courted noted that the top rate would apply to a married couple a as if one member were in the income bracket and 57% rate would not apply. so in essence this controversial tax is being rejected on a technicality. it's embarrassing for the socialist president alleand. you know just despite the court is saying the government has not backed down and was within the last few hours and saying the law will be tree ree drafted to con forp with the court's ruling. nevertheless, there is spill widespread support for
, the comrades rio grille. there are parties in france, brazil, efwhere. >> hopefully it will -- it will bring them luck. >> yes. >>> tara? >> the chp log is looking pretty good at this hour. not a lot of incidents to report. in the south bay, 280 at the 880 split, we have free-flowing traffic. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights. we did have an earlier stall, ate 0 eastbound. that's in the opposite direction of the commute -- 8 eastbound. that's in the on -- 80 eastbound. that's in the opposite direction. steve? >>> tara? >> it's cold. >> it is cold. >> in fact, i just saw a 29- degree reading in partly sunniton. so there are -- in pleasanton. a few high clouds. not much. this system is falling apart. there it is. one part is going north. one part is going south. we're left in between. 20s and 30s. that 37 livermore is at the airport. it's a very localized event. about two blocks away. it's 32. 3 at oakland. that tells you -- 38 at oakland. that tells you it's cold there. you can see how it is beginning to shear apart. sun, then some clouds. ny clouds really take the edge off. bu
gross domestic product on healthcare. the next highest was france and germany. united king come 9.6. and germany and france on many measures are getting better healthcare out comes than we are. and we know if you fast forward to 2012 we're not spending that, we're over 18%. 1 in every 6 dollars in this economy is going to healthcare. and however much one saves on healthcare, 40% of that flows through to the federal government because the federal government is paying 40% of healthcare in this country, actually something more than that. there is lots of room to save money in this healthcare system and there by save money in medicare and medicaid. we're talking about a very small percentage about what we intend to spend over the next ten years in the savings that are being discussed. the same is true on discretionary savings. the president called for $200 billion. discretionary savings on top of the billion that has been done. but if we put it in perspective we're going to spend in the domestic accounts in the next ten years $11.6 trillion. so a $200 billion savings is 1.7% of what w
contributing countries. european union, france, others have already begun to really engage with the malian forces, so it isn't as if there is an abstinence of support for them in the intervening period. >> what lessons have we learned, if i might, ms. dory and mr. gast, i think the mission just celebrated the 50th anniversary. we were actively engaged in the training a good thing as a part of the very probably democracy support and in trying to create and sustain a cultural democracy what lessons are there that we might learn going forward about political failures and more on domestic issues in the work rather abrupt requirement that we break off relations and support here has created a great difficulty with regional consequences. what lessons would you suggest we learn? the best of times mali is a country in crisis. it is a country that ranks of the model of a dozen. the assistant secretary carson mentioned 90% of the population is in the south and that population is also in the need of services. the government hasn't included both in the delivery of services as well as the governments of
in addition to support other contributing countries. european union, france, others have all already begun to reengage with maliian armed forces. it's not as if there is absent support for them in the intervening period. >> what lessons have i learned if i might, both ms. dory and mr. gast. we were actively engaged, the usaid mission celebrated a 50th anniversary, we were very involved in trying to sustain a culture democracy. whatlesssons are there that we might learn going forward about political failures, ignored domestic issues, our rather abrupt requirement that we break off relations and support here has created a great difficulty with regional consequences. what lessons would you suggest we learn from that? >> thank you, senator. excellent question. i would say in the best of times, mali is in a -- is a country in crisis. when one looks at a human development index, they rank in the bottom dozen. that's -- as assistant secretary carson mentioned, 90% of the population is in the south and that population is also in need of services. and so it is unfortunate that the government hasn't
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